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Topic # 91546 15-Oct-2011 09:24
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Is it worth it?  Does it make a difference?  Is it good or bad?

As it is a accumulation of updates in one package, what if I have already downloaded and installed the update, does it do it agian?  what if i do not want a paticular update?


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BDFL - Memuneh
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  Reply # 533616 15-Oct-2011 10:21
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It's good, always good - for performance and security reasons - to apply a Service Pack.

Updates already applied won't be applied again.

Windows Update DOES NOT install all updates, only important security fixes. Specific problems, the so called hotfixes are not delivered by Windows Update. You either manually download them from a knowledge base (when you find yourself in trouble and find the solution then you download the hotfix) or apply the service pack.


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  Reply # 533651 15-Oct-2011 12:13
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It has been out for a long time now, so in the unlikely event it does happen to cause you any problems, at least those problems will be well documented by now and therefore easy to diagnose and or resolve.


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  Reply # 533802 15-Oct-2011 19:02
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Just do it, its worth the 50 mb or so and half an hour to know everything is up to date and secure as Microsoft can make it. Have not had any problems installing it on a laptop or netbook and my desktop came with it preloaded on the install dvd.

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  Reply # 533805 15-Oct-2011 19:11
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Not really a question that should be asked, just do it :-) The amount of machines I see that are unsecure or have been brought down because no updates have been applied is amazing.

Although I've seen 500MB+ for SP1, at home I just setup a WSUS server so updates just get pulled down once for all machines, not really an option for everyone though I guess  ;-)

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  Reply # 534536 18-Oct-2011 07:25
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Yup my step grandad buys a new copy of nortons every year but never updates it thru-out the year.

Doubt he does windows updates either.

I have never had problems after installing sp's

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